|DREAMING OF TOPICAL DAYS|
It's a grey old wintery day with wind and showers Temperature around 10'C//50' F or maybe less.
I have just finished listening to today's Ted Talk by Dr. Peter Attia who founded the Eating Academy and here is the link to his website and blog. There is a wealth of great material here. I'm sure you will enjoy it if you are interested in being in the best health you can possibly be in. I am filled with hope by this medical doctor who is humble enough to say he was wrong and now puts all his energy into toward improving the health of his nation. Here is the link to the talk.
My comment to John is one of puzzlement. Why are we so afraid of melanoma that we cover ourselves with sunscreen and special clothing yet do not have the same horror of developing type 2 diabetes. What is wrong with a health tradition that has grown around protecting our children from the sun which we need to bask in occasionally for good health and sanity, yet insist on nutritional advice that does little to prevent diabetes? Is it because it is generally an easy matter to use drugs to control type 2 diabetes and more difficult to find a drug treatment and cure melanoma.?
I watched a very dear friend lose her health and life to diabetes. It's a horrible disease. We should all fear it. Fear can be a good thing if it makes us change our habits. My brother, who was dearly loved and as close to me as any twin could be, died from a melanoma. He was only 34 years old with a young family. I know the pain and tragedy of that yet I should be many times more afraid of diabetes than I am of getting melanoma.
I don't believe I'm at risk of either disease but it makes me think. Am I taking care of myself in the best possible way.
I so hope you will listen to this Ted Talk and then consider looking through his Blog
I know ... doubled up on the links but I want you to look at them. *lots of smiles*